The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is covered by the controversy of “Hypocrisy”
The day before the World Cup begins in the Middle East, FIFA President Gianni Infantino responded to criticism of Qatar’s human rights record during an unexpected press conference in Doha. He made a strong statement at the outset in favor of migrant workers and the LGBTQ community.
He said that those who are criticizing Qatar for its human rights record are the same ones who are happy to do business with the country. He also said that Qatar has made great strides in improving working conditions for migrant workers and that it will be a great host for the World Cup as well.
The president’s comments come amid growing criticism of Qatar’s human rights record, particularly in relation to migrant workers. Amnesty International has called for a boycott of the World Cup unless Qatar makes significant reforms to its labor laws. However, the FIFA president has defended Qatar’s record and said that it is being unfairly singled out.
International criticism of Qatar’s human rights record, especially its treatment of LGBTQ people and the suffering of migrant workers—many of whom have constructed the football stadiums in the coming weeks—casts a shadow over the tournament as it gets underway.
The state of Qatar disputed the Guardian’s claim that 6,500 migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka had perished in Qatar since it was awarded the right to host the 2022 World Cup, claiming that not all deaths were recorded were related to World Cup-related projects.
Though all the statements and clearances by the said authority, many critics still are criticizing him online saying he is homosexual himself but isn’t open about it as there it is illegal in Qatar under Islamic Sharia law.
The entire situation is too complicated and coated that it is difficult to understand whether FIFA’s president is right to defend Qatar or it should be justified what the critics have to say.